Bengali Bandhan

 

The Library’s Bengali Bandhan* Class will be meeting this fall Wednesdays 5-6pm beginning September 6.This program, taught by M.D. Gazi, is geared toward school age youth, but all are welcome. Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Bengali. There are also lessons on Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, and arts and crafts. Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

*Bandhan means “togetherness”

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Adult Spanish Language Class

We are happy to announce the return of our Adult Spanish Language Class. The class will be meeting on Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm beginning September 5. These classes are free and open to the public, including Spanish language beginners. Adults and high school students are welcome.

The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries.Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Game Night with your turn & House Rules Cafe on Tues., Sept. 5

We are excited to announce Game Night with your turn and House Rules Cafe on Tuesday, September 5 from 5-8 pm in the library’s community room. This program is based around the exhibition Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with artist’s Cindy Hoose and Jacinta Burnell currently on view in the community room.  

Drop in anytime with your turn artist-educator team, Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, and House Rules Cafe’s Kathleen Miller for a fun night of games with special door prizes and refreshments from House Rules Cafe. Come relax and have fun with your friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome. Continue reading

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Hudson Area Library Tent at Summerfest!

Come visit the Hudson Area Library tent at Summerfest Saturday, August 19 beginning at 11am at the Hudson Riverfront Park. We will have author/illustrator readings, origami demonstrations, collage making with Etsy makers, and more. Fun for the entire family!

Author Reading Schedule:

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Jacqueline Rogers + Barbara & Victor Mojica

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
James Preller + Tara Crowl

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Zunon + Esme Shapiro + Lisa LaMonica

Visit Hudson SummerFest website for more details!

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Opening Reception of “your turn: a Collaborative Art Project”

original art piece created in “your turn” workshop.

Join us Friday, August 4 at 5pm in celebrating collaborative art pieces created in our two “your turn” workshops! This opening reception will feature original artwork created with game boards and a mix of other recycled materials and traditional art-making techniques.

Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, two Hudson Valley-based artists who have been collaborating for over a decade on various artistic projects, led the two workshops with a spirit of play and adventure. Participants took turns, chances, developed trust, and learned to make art without judgment. Work from Bunnell and Hoose’s “your turn, dear” will also be on display. Continue reading

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Hack The Library Returns!

We are extremely excited to announce the return of Hack The Library! A two-day intensive on digital art for tweens and teens running Sunday, August 6 -Monday, August 7 from 10-4pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Participant being taught Abelton Live at Hack The Library.

Participants, 9 – 17 years old will learn how to create music, gifs and videos using computers and smart phones. Youth participants will collaborate with digital arts professionals currently working in the field.  

Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create a new website on site at Hudson Area Library. 

Instructors include Angelina Dreem, musician and visual artist; Eliza Walton, electronic music producer and teaching artist for Sonic Arts for All; and Ariele Hertzoff; professional photographer, curator and video/sound installation artist.  

This program is free to all participants. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and forms are available at the circulation desk in the library. For questions or further information please call 518-828-1792 x101 or email: smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org

POWRPLNT is a digital arts collaborative that connects established artists with teens on free interest driven art projects; introducing the history, software and tools of New Media art. They are based in Bushwick; this is their second workshop in Hudson NY.

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Living Poetry at the Library: Douglas Kearney and Harmony Holiday

Photo by Rafael Hernandez

Douglas Kearney and Harmony Holiday, are coming to the Hudson Area Library on Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm. Join us in the library’s community room for an evening of breathtaking and incisive multi-media performance.

Living Poetry at the Library is an unusual collaboration between four local arts-and-education organizations: the New York State Writers Institute, Fence, the Hudson Area Library, and the Poetry Home School.

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Summer Reading Begins!

We are excited to be kicking off our free Summer Reading Program. Led by children’s librarian Janice Scali and Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher, our Summer Reading Program for kids includes book readings and stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! There will also be guests reading with the children and making special presentations throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program will run from July 5 through August 11, meeting daily Tuesday through Friday from 10am-noon. Recommended for pre-k to elementary school aged children. All ages are welcome.

We will also be bringing the Summer Reading Program for kids to Greenport Town Park this summer. Library staff will visit with children Monday mornings during the Greenport Summer Recreation Program. The Park’s Summer Recreation Program runs for six-weeks from July 5 through August 12, Monday-Friday from 8AM – 2PM. Registration is required. Visit http://greenport.yourtownhub.com/4602-2/ for more info.

Library members are also invited to log their reading this summer. Let’s see how many books we can read as a community! Each time you read a book this summer, submit your book info via our online Summer Reading Book Log or pick up a paper book log at the library, the Greenport Town Park Little Free Library or the Greenport Town Hall Little Free Library. Happy Summer Reading!

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